Reading/spelling pattern (oy, oi)
as in boy, (oi) as in oil
The diphthongs (oy, oi) have two adjacent vowels in a single syllable, each of which contribute to the sound heard. (boy = boi; boil = boil)
Read the words below.
Read these sentences, they’re a bit difficult.
- The boy is wearing corduroy jeans.
- Roy enjoyed dining on oysters.
- I have buttons made of oyster shells.
- Please do not destroy Floyd’s toy!
- Hunters use decoys to attract ducks.
- I hope your voyage will be joyful.
- Are you employed at the toyshop?
- The cowboy ate a boysenberry.
- Lloyd is annoying Boyd’s friend.
- The cowboy has a loyal sheepdog.
- What destroyed our field of soybeans?
- Mom says that I’m a tomboy.
- Troy enjoys his work as a busboy.
- My body is buoyant when I float.
Read these words. You may need help.
Read these sentences. You may need help.
- I enjoyed the broiled oysters.
- The employees are noisy.
- My turquoise pencil has a sharp point.
- Do you avoid making bad choices?
- Please join our coin-collecting club.
- Does the soil feel moist?
- Did you wrap the moist cake in foil?
- Where’s the poison ivy ointment?
- Does a trapezoid have four points?
- I rejoice when I recognize mom’s voice.
- The new toilets have a noisy flush.
Dictation/Spelling Practice for (oy, oi) words
Write one sentence. You must include at least one
word that has the spelling pattern (oy)
and one word that has the spelling pattern (oi)
in your sentence. Your writing should reflect good
penmanship, correct usage of upper and lower case
letters, and use proper spacing. Remember all
sentences begin with a capital letter and end with
a period (.), question mark (?), or an exclamation
____________________________________________________________________ Use this space at the bottom to make a simple illustration of your sentence, or use the back of the paper for a more elaborate illustration.